There are a lot of local activities that you can enjoy all within a short distance.


It's a walker's paradise around this area, you can ramble along the quiet country roads, a visit to the local village or tackle Keeper Hill, The Slieve Felim Way or Lough Derg Way Walks & Hikes.

Bike Park Ireland

Bicycles can be rented in Nenagh, and there are a number of mapped and sign-posted cycle routes in the area, again some are more strenuous that others so you can easily choose one that suits you.

Bike Park Ireland brings mountain biking to all new heights and located within easy driving distance.

Pony Trekking

Horse-riding and pony trekking
Available in Nenagh. Newport and Devils Bit Pony Trekking all just approx 15 minutes drive away. These schools supply all the necessary equipment including hard hats, and can facilitate people at all levels.

Nenagh Golf Course

If golf is your thing, there are four excellent golf courses available within a short distance of McNamara Cottages.

Nenagh, Ballykiseen, Ballyneety and Birr


There is a lot of fishing opportunities in this region including various trout streams in the area plus lake fishing on Lough Derg and river fishing on the great Shannon. Laoise Angling Centre is also not too far by car.

Aqua Splash

On the Water
Cruising on Lough Derg is available on the Spirit of Killaloe or on the 53 seat KU EE TU based in Dromineer. Aqua Splash is also available during the summer months in Dromineer and offers a range of amazing water activities.